Calix Gustav Gallery Represented At Miami International Art Fair
Celebrated fair gives cutting-edge gallery a nod with inclusion of Carl Pascuzziâ€™s piece â€œDear Art Fairâ€ in Wynwood Pavilion
Calix Gustav Gallery is pleased to announce the inclusion of one of its current exhibitâ€™s most prized pieces in the Miami International Art Fairâ€™s Wynwood Pavilion. Hand-picked by the galleryâ€™s owner and curator, Amanda Fernandez-Leon, â€œDear Art Fairâ€ (2009) by Carl Pascuzzi contains a tongue-in-cheek message that makes it the ideal piece to represent Calix Gustav Galleryâ€™s unique personality.
Currently on display in a prime location at the Miami Beach Convention Center â€“ which was notably appointed by MIA Founder Lee Ann Lester â€“ â€œDear Art Fairâ€ has far more than visual appeal. The piece, consisting of three separate 18â€ x 24â€ acrylic photo prints mounted on LED light boxes with messages reading: â€œI AM,â€ â€œOVER TRYINGâ€ and â€œTO PLEASE YOU;â€ is a flashy yet satirical depiction of an artistâ€™s plea for attention and accolades.
â€œDear Art Fairâ€ is currently part of a larger exhibit at Calix Gustav Gallery entitledâ€œGrit: to endure a trying situation and continue on without complaint.â€ Grit features an array of photography, sculptures, light installations and mixed media exploring the mundane, gritty, sordid and glamorous side of Miamiâ€™s Wynwood Arts District. Highlights include Yanelis Lopezâ€™s Soap and Potatoes Series, an exploration of the manipulation of simple, everyday items; Jonathan Steinâ€™s photography portraying the hardcore reality of social intolerance toward the transgendered community; Spunk and The Orange Kittensâ€™ shocking â€œCasting Couchâ€ represent the deplorable human lack of morality; Charles Chaceâ€™s sleek, industrial-inspired metal pieces; as well as Klaus Guingangâ€™s thrilling marquee-like light installation â€œMAFIART.â€
For more information on â€œDear Art Fairâ€ and Calix Gustav Gallery, please visit www.calixgustav.com.
Miami International Art Fair: Thursday, January 7 â€“ Sunday, January 10, 2010
Grit Exhibition: December 1, 2009 – February 2, 2010
Gallery visiting hours: Tuesday â€“ Friday, 12:00 p.m. â€“ 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 12:00 p.m. â€“ 5:00 p.m.
Miami International Art Fair
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL
Calix Gustav Gallery
Wynwood Arts District
98 NW 29th Street